Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Bears Den Evening With Charlie
I had the pleasure last night of fishing the Bears Den section of the Millers with Charlie Shadan, the owner of the great Evening Sun Fly Shop. Charlie is fun to fish with, pure and simple! We started with a walk down to the Gorge Pool. This is great water and although we didn't have any insect activety to speak of we did spot one rising brown which Charlie brought to the net with a nymph in short order. After an hour or two we hop-scotched our way to the First Run where browns began to actively chase a hatch of caddis. I landed two on a Moby Dick tied wet style but was humbled by one brown that was rising along a seam in the current. I handed the chore over to Charlie who, on the second cast, caught and released this fish as darkness fell.
Good weather, good company and willing trout. Who can beat that!!
I have a link to The Evening Sun Fly Shop on this site. Check it out. Better than that, go pay a visit to Charlie's place. It is a fly fishers haven, fully stocked with great gear and materials. If you have questions then just ask Charlie who is a deep well of information about everything that is fly fishing.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 2:48 PM